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posted ago by ShalomRPh ago by ShalomRPh +43 / -0

I'm a pharmacist. One of the drugs I occasionally see prescribed is finasteride, which is used for enlarged prostate in older men. It has no use at all in women, who don't have prostates to get enlarged, and furthermore it can cause birth defects if taken while pregnant, or if dust from a broken tablet is ingested. When my tech was pregnant I wouldn't let her go near those tablets, filling them myself by hand instead of the tablet counter.

Our computer used to print out a warning label that said "Pregnant women should avoid contact with this medication.", which we would stick on the bottle.

This week, we got an update on our software, and I suddenly noticed that the label has changed. Now it says "Pregnant people should avoid contact," etc.

Now what kind of "people" can get pregnant? I couldn't tell you, I'm not a biologist.

I tried to get this switched back by my software vendor, but they said they have no way of modifying the official labels. I did find a workaround (put a new aux label on at the top with the original wording, which caused the offending one to scroll off the bottom). I just find it annoying and offensive that this kind of change has been made, and I work in an ultra-conservative neighborhood so my patients wouldn't be happy about this either.

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Smith1980 16 points ago +16 / -0

I’m seeing that pop up more and more. Clown world

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Unknownsailor 16 points ago +16 / -0

I tried to get this switched back by my software vendor, but they said they have no way of modifying the official labels.

That I find highly suspect. To actually do it wouldn't take that long, they either don't want to, or are legally constrained from even trying.

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nuggetpatrol 8 points ago +8 / -0

More like they went out of their way to make it this way. Could have had it say "If you are pregnant, avoid contact"

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TheBroodwich 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nothing raises my hackles like someone claiming they CAN'T when its actually they WON'T.

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Ahaus667 13 points ago +13 / -0

Ah yes, I think it will be hilarious when doctors and hospitals start to get sued for not using the treatment that affirms the gender of trannies.

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ShalomRPh [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

The funniest thing about all this?

The actual birth defect that finasteride causes, is that it block methylation of testosterone to alpha-methyl-testosterone, which is the hormone responsible for the development of male primary sexual characteristics in utero.

Male fetuses exposed to this kind of thing, in the exact part of pregnancy where the sex is differentiated (I forget exactly how many days in) will result in what looks like a girl being born, with internal male gonads but female external genitalia, possibly with what looks like a slightly enlarged clitoris, which will suddenly grow at puberty to look like a slightly smaller penis.

This is the (extremely rare) edge case (“assigned female at birth”) that they use to justify “transitioning” in the general populace, who do not have this disorder.

You’d think they would want this to happen more often, so as to justify what they advocate.

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Decrixxx 9 points ago +9 / -0

clown timeline

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TisDaRhythmOfDaNight 5 points ago +5 / -0

I tried to get this switched back by my software vendor, but they said they have no way of modifying the official labels. I did find a workaround (put a new aux label on at the top with the original wording, which caused the offending one to scroll off the bottom).

big respect for doing this.

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Gemmaugr 5 points ago +5 / -0

I wonder if changing the wording back on your own isn't counterproductive in the end. Less people will take notice and wake up from the absurdity if they're protected from seeing it.